Monday, May 30, 2011

another business trip

Jon is leaving again tomorrow for another business trip. This one us expected to last 5-8months. Blah! Thankfully he is able to come home on weekends.

Tonight while Jon was packing we found Sookie in his work backpack. She doesn't want him to leave either. Love you, Jon. Be safe!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

3 1/2 months later...

I am awful at this blog, sorry!

The very first week of Feb. Jon was shipped off to Oklahoma for work.  He was able to come home for weekends, but other than that- he was there until pretty much the end of April.  It was a little lonely over here, but Sookie and I survived :)

At the end of February Jon was able to take a small break and join me, my sister, Shannon and her husband, Ron in Disney World!  Shannon and I got to run the Princess Half Marathon together.  That was one of the best experiences I have ever had. This picture sums up the race very nicely :)

While we were there we also had the opportunity to head over to Universal Studios... you know... where HARRY POTTER land is!!!  Heck yes!  We drank butterbeer (this was SO yummy!), strolled through Zonko's, saw Ollivander find wands for some kids (you betcha... $30/wand!), saw Hagrid's hut, walked through the Defense the Dark Arts classroom.... it was amazing.  All the details were spot on!  My only thing I thought they could've done better would have been to make the train into an eating area.   You know, walk in and you get a compartment and they have the "cart" passing by with food on it that you can buy.  With either like sandwiches or whatever.  That just seems genius to me... but what do I know :)  We had an amazing time.  Might I say... magical? :)

Then in March we felt impressed to start seeing an infertility specialist.  I feel just fine putting this on the blog- so don't feel like you can't talk to me about it :).  The more I talk about it, the better I feel.  I underwent some major blood testing and also a hysteroscopy.  They followed all my hormone levels through a "cycle" that they had to jump start to begin with.  Then, this last week we went to the  doc to look over all of the results and I didn't ovulate.  I know a lot of people have piped up and asked "is it because you run?"  I wish I had that answer.  I am going to lean with the negative.  I just don't have my cycle.  It's very rare that I will have it without the help of medication.  This has happened when I've been running and when I haven't been running, when I was overweight and at a healthy weight. Nothing points to PCOS or anything like that.  Which in a way is a little disappointing, because I'd like to have a concrete reason as to why I have been going through this not having a cycle thing for the last 8-9 years.  It's frustrating, but I at least know we are on the right path.  Jon had to get tested as well- and that really helped nix him out of the picture.  Why are men so much easier to test than woman??  Seriously!  :)

Anyways, I am currently getting vaccinated for chicken pox... I never got it when I was little and that showed up during some blood tests.  It's amazing what they can find out about you with your blood!  Then after all of that is said and done- he is going to put me on a jump start pill so I can get my cycle and then he is going to start me on a medication like Clomid.   It has a different name.  I would tell you, but I can't read his handwriting... sorry.  :-)  He says he will have us be on that for at least 3-4 cycles and if we aren't pregnant by then- then we will talk about IVF if that is something we want to consider doing.    So, for those of you who may have been wondering... this is what's going on :-)